floor tiles

Tiles are usually thin, square or rectangular coverings manufactured from hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, or even glass. They are generally fixed in place in an array to cover roofs, floors, walls, edges, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex or mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.

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    Electric UFH Dot and dabbed floor tiles

    I have recently moved into a house with both underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom. 3 or 4 of the kitchen floor tiles have cracked and i am fairly convinced they have been installed using the dot and dab method as i can hear a hollow sound in places. I wonder if there is a product out...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile Zamora Brown 600 x 600 floor tiles bought from Topps Tiles 2009

    Hi needing 4 at least to replace after redecorating I bought them from Topps Tiles back in 2009.. believe these were manufactured by Megastone cheers!
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    Identify floor tiles

    We have these floor tiles through the house on a solid cement floor. Now we want to clean and reseal them. I thought they were some sort of quarry tile. Size is 1 ft x 1 ft. Rough irregular satin surface. Possibly a glazed colour. We tried cleaning and resealing a small patch but it came out...
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    Terracotta floor tiles

    Hey guys! I am in need of some solid advice. I just had some terracotta tiles installed. It had to be shipped from California to New York. In transit, the tiles did get some scuff marks. Obviously got installed with the scuffs in them. After installation, an impregnator sealer was applied on top...
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    I'm Looking For This Tile materie bc 30 12 x 12 porcelain floor tiles

    I am looking for materie BC 30 porcelain 12 x 12 tiles, Gres Ceramico Fine I beleive was maker or it could have been Leonardo Ceramica
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    When to apply grout to shower walls & floor and bathroom floor tiles

    Hello, I'm renovating my 2nd floor master bath. I'm about to lay down tile in three areas... on the shower floor first, then the his and her side bathroom floors, and finally the shower walls - in that order. My question is... Should i grout immediately after each tiled area's mortar it...
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    Floor tiles with uneven floors

    Hi I’m planning on tiling my concrete floor which isn’t level. I also plan on having electric underfloor heating . Is it best to use 6mm insulation boards bedded with adhesive to level up thanks
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    Grout starting to crack around floor tiles

    Not long ago I had the existing water damaged downstairs bathroom floor replaced with a whole new chipboard floating floor – this was before considering tiling, so I realise it would have been better to fix the floor but too late now. Having later decided to tile, the tile supplier suggested...
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    Bedrock Tiles are the First Tiling Company to Become Carbon Neutral

    Bedrock Tiles are proud to announce some seriously climate, complimenting news that we have achieved a status of becoming the first company in the UK tiling industry to be certified as Carbon Neutral. During the week of COP26 in Glasgow, this couldn’t have been completed at a better time than...
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    Natural Stone Sealing limestone Modular Floor tiles

    Hi, Going to be laying a modular floor with limestone tiles. Floor is a kitchen. What sealer would you recommend? And what is the usual coverage? Also how many coats needed? Thanks in advance
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    External Floor Tiles

    Hi, first time poster looking for advice on tiling a door step. I'm using 250mm x 250mm Victorian designed tiles, black & white in colour which seem to butt straight up together with limited spacing between. Can anyone advise on this & what grout to use. Thanks
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    Advice please, should I restart floor tiles and re-level?

    Hi All Looking for a bit of advice if I may? I recently embarked on a project to replace the bath in the en-suite with a shower, but once the state of the flooring became apparent the project grew legs and the whole room got gutted! I have replaced all the OSB with 18mm ply, due to...
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    Floor tiles

    Should silicone or decorating chaulk be used where the tiles meet the skirting boards
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    Is this true? - hairline crack in one of the newly placed floor tiles

    We recently had an en suite fitted by a local company that appears to be generally reputable. We've had a few issues with the work, one of which was that we noticed a hairline crack in one of the newly placed floor tiles. The company sent someone out to replace the tile and although I didn't...
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    Wanted Venus Ceramica floor tiles

    Does anybody have the floor tiles pictured. Need at least eight. 430mm x 430mm
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    Approximately how thick should adhesive be for floor tiles? Tiler only using 2mm thick

    We needed a tiler to lay 46m2 of 800mm tiles to a concrete floor in our new shop. Everyone we tried was not available for a month+, but then through an acquaintance, my partner was told of someone who was available. I had my misgivings as I was wondering why he was available while everyone else...
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    Tile directly on 6mm ply?

    Hi, Advise needed please... We are renovating our house and the builders have secured our floor boards and then glued and screwed 6mm ply board on top. Can we use flexible adhesive directly on that or would we need to add another layer first? Many thanks, Matt
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    Best tile cutter you have used for cutting 1200 x 12000 Porcelain floor tiles ?

    Best tile cutter you have used for cutting 1200 x 1200 Porcelain floor tiles ?
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    Floor tiles on EPS underfloor boards - some questions

    Hi All I'm planning the tiling of our kitchen floor with 600x600 rectified 9mm thick porcelain tiles onto retrofit underfloor boards made of high density EPS/polystyrene with an aluminium foil top surface (Wundatherm Premium+). According to the manufacturer, tiles can be laid directly on these...
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    Removing floor tiles and replacing

    Im soon to start removing the 10mm thick floor tiles from my bathroom, they are fitted on what looks like moisture resistance chip board ( the green stuff). whats the best method of removing them and the adhesive? Hammer/chisel, scraper? Ive got an sds breaker with a chisel attachment? was...
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